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Journey(s) to Clarity

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

In January, I (Becky) chatted about how I had found a great rhythm in my day-to-day routines and big projects on-the-go in my Instagram stories (connect with us here). I described it as gaining “clarity”. At the time, I was feeling energized and passionate. I was amazed at how many people engaged with my story and wanted to hear about how I had achieved this clarity. I said that I would find a way to share the information on how I came to this clarity.

And then I never did.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a workshop and it rocked. my. world. It helped me realize so many things about myself. I realized that my life a month ago was no longer achieving clarity for me. It was because of this reason that every time I went to share about clarity with my community on Instagram, I hesitated and stopped myself. How could I talk about myself finding clarity if I was no longer in that place?

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But you know what? We’re all on a journey in this life. If you are intentional about it, you’re always transforming what brings you to that clarity.

  • Maybe that big dream changes

  • Maybe your living situation changes

  • Maybe you’re ready to confront that question or nudge you’ve been getting

We’re allowed to change what being in-sync feels to us; what feels like clarity. So here is your permission to do the same. Sit down and ask yourself what clarity feels like to you.

The two groups of people I connect with the most are parents and fellow professionals so I want to speak directly to each of you.

Parents: the journey to speech-language pathology (SLP) services is not always simple. When you first begin to think about referring your child to SLP services, you may find yourself asking yourself questions like “Is it really something to be concerned about?”, “Should I just wait and see like everyone keeps saying?”, or the scariest question: “What if…?”. My advice to you is to find an SLP who makes you feel safe to ask these questions out loud. At We Communicate, we inspire and support families to:

  • Speak the fears they have about their child’s struggles

  • Get empowered with information about how to best support their child

  • See big dreams for their child

  • Ensure they are not alone in this journey

Fellow professionals: I get so many messages from other SLPs who ask “how did you make the decision to go into PP?” I typically say something along the lines of “I wanted to work in the hospitals but as soon as I started my first job in PP, I knew it was where I was meant to be”. But that answer just doesn’t cut it for me anymore. The real answer is that each of us has a super power. The environment that you work in will either put gasoline on that fire that is your super power or it won’t. For me, private practice and specifically, building We Communicate, unlocked my super power. My vision is to build a team where every team member feels that their super power has been unlocked. This takes time and intention but it can be found in their schedules, the populations they work with, who they are surrounded by, and so much more. If you don’t feel that you’re working in a place that is cherishing your super power, there are lots of other options out there. As the saying goes, “If you don’t like where you are, move. You’re not a tree” (Jim Rohn). I’m not saying the journey will be easy - mine sure hasn’t always been - but it will be worth it. When you find the environment where your super power is unlocked, your impact will grow exponentially and you can achieve clarity.

Here’s to so many more iterations of what our clarity feels like. Life is a journey. Let’s make it a beautiful one.

If you want to be inspired and supported by We Communicate, take action by completing our (super quick) online referral form here.

The gist:

  • We feel clarity when our daily routines and big projects light us up

  • We're allowed to change what comes together to feel like clarity to us

  • As a parent, the journey to SLP services can be tough. Find a speech-language pathologist who brings clarity to your time together.

  • As an SLP, where you work can foster growth in or create an obstacle to clarity. Choose your workplace wisely.


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